Welcome to Old Las Palmas
Sometimes called the Beverly Hills of Palm Springs, this sophisticated district is brimming with Old Hollywood glamour
Old Las Palmas is an ultra-luxurious, sophisticated neighborhood stretched alongside the Uptown Design District, a vibrant arts district dotted with several galleries, fancy home good stores, design shops, vintage clothing boutiques, and restaurants.
Framed by the San Jacinto Mountains and steeped in Old Hollywood grandeur, Old Las Palmas is a celebrity-centric district and the former home of several stars from the Golden Age, such as Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Lucille Ball, Clark Gable, Donna Reed, and more.
Today, the area’s star still shines, as it remains a posh, exclusive, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous neighborhood with numerous Spanish-Colonial and modernist homes still standing—many of which formerly belonged to the most notable of Hollywood who's who.
What to Love
- Historic neighborhood to the stars
- Uptown Design District
- Downtown Palm Springs
- Old Hollywood sophistication
- Luxurious, spacious estates
People & Lifestyle
Since Old Las Palmas is such an exclusive, small neighborhood, only a small number of single-family homes are available in the community. Primarily composed of historic properties dating back to the 1930s and '50s, Old Las Palmas is revered for its rich celebrity history and diverse array of architectural styles, including Spanish-Colonial and mid-century modern.
Because the homes here are often spacious and luxurious, boasting amenities like citrus groves, gated compounds, guest houses, and Olympic-sized pools, the neighborhood remains attractive to high-powered CEOs and Hollywood stars. Prices are steep—easily starting in the million-dollar range—although some of the condominiums bordering the community are less expensive at under $700,000.
There's plenty to love about living in an area with so many ties to Classic Hollywood and a robust, Old World atmosphere. Not to mention that Old Las Palmas is conveniently located near prime luxury dining and shopping destinations in the downtown area and Uptown Design District. It's one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Palm Springs, offering a very private, serene living experience.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Formerly part of the Cary Grant estate, Copley's
is an upscale restaurant perfect for a special date night thanks to the romantic atmosphere and elevated dishes. Set almost entirely outdoors, this historic and unique location offers some of the best views in all of Palm Springs.
Grab a few friends and catch up over wine, kitschy throwback cocktails, or craft beer at V Wine Lounge
. This chic, mid-century-style lounge is perfect for a jovial evening out—and you can drink in the gorgeous mountain views while you're at it!
Since Old Las Palmas is located on the precipice of the Uptown Design District
, you're just moments away from the many art galleries, shops, and eateries within the district. Luxury shoppers will love shopping 'til they drop at places like Kate Spade
There's other fun, local boutiques like Bon Vivant
for gifts and various trinkets. You'll also enjoy strolling The Shops at 1345
. Here, you'll discover stylish vintage digs, home decor and accessories, and several curated boutiques.
Things to Do
Since there are so many celebrity homes within walking distance, the Palm Springs Historical Society
regularly offers walking tours of the neighborhood. It's fun to get a look at the neighborhood the Rat Pack once frequented and learn the history of the "Beverly Hills of Palm Springs."
Speaking of walking, there are numerous accessible hiking trails
near the neighborhood, many of which lead into the San Jacinto Mountains. Whether you're a beginner hiker or a skilled adventurer, there are plenty of spots to challenge yourself in the area. The Andreas Canyon is a tranquil, secluded expanse, while Palm Canyon is home to the world's largest fan palm oasis. The Palm Springs Art Museum Trail is also very popular.